Casitas Reservoir is a part of the U. S~ Bureau of Reclamation’s (USBR) Ventura River development project (see Figure i).
In addition to Casitas Reservoir, the project includes RoblesDiversion Dam, Robl~s Casitas Canal and a conduit system.
Casitas Dam, completed in 1958, is in Coyote Creek, a tributary to they~ntura River. The storage capacity is 250,000 acre-feet covering2,700 acres and it receives inflow from both the Ventura River and Coyote Creek watersheds.
Robles Diversion Dam diverts water from the Ventura River into Casitas during the rainy season (December through February).
A conduit system conveys Casihas water for 36 miles to populated areas in Ventura County.
Casitas is operated by the Ventura Riyer Municipal Water District under a permanent contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.